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Knitting Projects

Welcome

This blog features patterns for various recent knitting projects.

Each pattern is available as a .pdf for download.  The blog itself will have some notes and background information to supplement the pattern.

Most of the projects will be in worsted weight yarn.  I use Vanna’a Choice acrylic worsted weight yarn from Lion Brand for almost all of my pattern development projects, as well as for many around-the-house projects, such as afghans.

This yarn is very easy to work with and holds up well when you have to rip out or “unknit” a project part way through.  Also, it is easy to care for, washes well, and blocks easily, as it dries fast .  The yarn is readily available, and, at least in my experience, the dye lots do not vary significantly.  Many in my family are intolerant of wool and/or do not want to bother with the extra care of a traditional wool hat or sweater, both the hand washing and the moth-proofing.  So Vanna’s Choice is a perfect solution.

Link to Lion Brand Yarn site, Vanna’s Choice page:

http://www.lionbrand.com/yarn/all-yarn/vannas-choice-yarn.html